Black Sapote - Chocolate

Diospyros digyna

Chocolate Black Sapote split open revealing the very delicious chocolaty black flesh inside

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This variety was selected by John Picone at Newrybar. He describes it as excellent quality and texture. Closely related to the Persimmon this attractive glossy foliaged tree produces a fruit often called the 'Chocolate Pudding Fruit'. Delicious when eaten as a desert with cream and a touch of Rum or vanilla
Other Names: Chocolate Pudding Fruit, Chocolate Persimmon, Zapote Prieto

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Specifications of Black Sapote - Chocolate

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1+ Beneficial (cross pollination helps with fruit set)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Suitability in Pots Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, September, October, November, December

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Black Sapote - Chocolate Reviews & Tips

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★★★ 4y ago

BRAY PARK, QLD, Australia

Espaliered. Takes a few years of growth before trunk is thick enough for tree to hold fruit. Only one fruit last summer at 4y mark. I see both male and female flowers, female come out later (early november when I spotted this). Rainforest tree, roots d...

★★★ 8y ago


Just got this one home, it's beautiful! Chose the Maher variety as it only gets to 4m. One of my favourite fruits. Can't wait to see this one grow!

★★ 8y ago

North Lakes, QLD

Beautiful tree, think it might be a male though.  Haven't had the heart to pull it out because the glossy green leaves are so pretty.

★★★★ 11y ago

, Qld, Australia

Very attractive tree.

★★★★★ 11y ago

Bororen, QLD, Australia

fruit tastes grate first year in the garden and 4 fruit

★★ 11y ago

mannering park, n.s.w, Australia

still waiting to taste it

★★★ 11y ago

South Nowra, NSW, Australia

The fruit are a chocolate replacement.

★★★ 11y ago

MARYLAND, NSW, Australia

He flowers like a bandit prefering flowers to new leaves. If you pull the flowers off you can force leave growth. New leaves are easily damaged by the cold and the wind can easily knock older leaves off.He responds well to tip pruning and loves to...

★★ 12y ago

Rangeville, QLD, Australia

Getting some decent growth on it now even though the pot is really not suited to it, still quite decorative though.  Leaves often show yellowing and dark green veins but doesn't appear to be deficient as they always come good with out any additives.

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